Raspail (Paris Métro)

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Raspail
Paris Métro
Paris Métro station
Raspail métro ES.jpg
Location 233, boul. Raspail
234, boul. Raspail
14th arrondissement of Paris
Île-de-France
France
Coordinates 48°50′21″N 2°19′50″E / 48.839194°N 2.330606°E / 48.839194; 2.330606Coordinates: 48°50′21″N 2°19′50″E / 48.839194°N 2.330606°E / 48.839194; 2.330606
Owned by RATP
Operated by RATP
Other information
Fare zone 1
History
Opened 24 April 1906 (1906-04-24)
Services
Preceding station   Paris Métro   Following station
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 4
Paris Métro Paris Métro Line 6
toward Nation
Location
Raspail is located in Paris
Raspail
Raspail
Location within Paris

Raspail is a station of the Paris Métro, serving Line 4 and Line 6 in the 14th arrondissement. The station is currently undergoing renovation works.[when?] The station is named after the Boulevard Raspail, named after 19th-century scientist and statesman François-Vincent Raspail.

History[edit]

The station opened on 24 April 1906 with the opening of the extension of line 2 Sud from Passy to Place d'Italie. On 14 October 1907, line 2 Sud became part of line 5. On 12 October 1942, the section of line 5 between Étoile and Place d'Italie, including Raspail was transferred from line 5 to line 6 in order to separate the underground and elevated sections of the metro (because the latter were more vulnerable to air attack during World War II). The line 4 platforms were opened on 30 October 1909 when the southern section of line 4 was opened between Raspail and Porte d'Orléans; this was temporarily separated from the section of line 4 opened on 21 April 1908 between Châtelet and Porte de Clignancourt. On 9 January 1910, the connecting section opened under the Seine between Châtelet and Raspail, completing line 4.

Nearby Attractions[edit]

Nearby are the Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain (contemporary art museum), the École Spéciale d'Architecture (architecture school) and the Montparnasse Cemetery.

Station layout[edit]

Street Level
B1 Mezzanine for platform connection
Line 4 platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 4 jms.svg toward Porte de Clignancourt (Vavin)
Southbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 4 jms.svg toward Mairie de Montrouge (Denfert-Rochereau)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Line 6 platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 6 jms.svg toward Charles de Gaulle – Étoile (Edgar Quinet)
Eastbound Metro-M.svg Paris m 6 jms.svg toward Nation (Saint-Jacques)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

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